The Frightened Lady (1940)

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"Mark's Priory". the family seat of the Lebanons, is a house of terror to Ilsa Crane, secretary and niece of Lady Lebanon. The strange behavior of two sinister butlers, Gilder and Brooks, ... See full summary »

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27 September 2018 | clanciai
| Strange goings-on at an old castle of nobility with a number of lunatic murders.
Intriguing romanticism in an old noble castle with an ancient history and a brilliant pianist and composer as the last baronet in the line of a dying family, whom his mother (Helen Haye) keeps insisting on getting married to keep the family going, which doesn't quite turn out as she had wished. Some weird butlers with too much knowledge of what is going on and an old doctor (Felix Aylmer) with a doubtful past as a practitioner in India plus a few murders makes up a dire soup of great thriller suspense. The young baronet is Marius Goring, who must have loved playing this debatable genius, while Penelope Dudley-Ward provides the necessary beauty as the frightened lady who has reason to be frightened indeed. It's a brilliant thriller by Edgar Wallace, and if you like beautiful music, romantic settings, exotic intrigue and horrific murders, you should not miss this film.

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